Methods - the Whelk from the simulation The dependent...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Methods As mentioned in my introduction, I HYPOTHESIZE THAT DECREASING THE POPULATION OF WHELK WILL INCREASE THE POPULATION OF BOTH BARNACLE SPECIES (ACORN AND GOOSE NECK). To test this hypothesis I used the following methods. My independent variable used is the Whelk species; I decided to test three different levels of Whelk population during my experiments. I first tested using a Whelk population of 85(this was used as my control group), and then I reduced it to 25, finally I completely removed
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: the Whelk from the simulation. The dependent variable I measured after these simulations is the population of both the Acorn Barnacle and Goose Neck Barnacle. I replicated my simulations 5 times, making sure to reset the variables and simulation after each so I would start with the same beginning numbers. I ran the simulation for 75 weeks, measuring results each time right at the 75 week mark. Use the methods above, I was able to gather information in regards to my hypothesis....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online